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# What do you mean by acceleration due to gravity?

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## Gravitational acceleration:The acceleration of an object in free fall within a vacuum is known as gravitational acceleration (and thus without experiencing drag). This is the steady increase in speed caused solely by gravitational attraction.In a vacuum, all bodies accelerate at the same rate, regardless of their mass or composition.The magnitude of Earth's gravity at a fixed point on its surface is the result of the combined effect of gravitation and centrifugal force (from the Earth's rotation). The free-fall acceleration varies with altitude, latitude, and longitude on the Earth's surface, ranging from $9.764\frac{m}{{s}^{2}}$ to $9.834\frac{m}{{s}^{2}}$. A conventional standard value is precisely $9.8066\frac{m}{{s}^{2}}$.

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